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TYAN® SYSTEM BOARDS POWER SUPERCOMPUTER AT UC SANTA CRUZ

Tyan Thunder K7 System Board Technology at the Heart of Racksaver Supercomputing Cluster


Fremont, CA, February 06, 2002 - Racksaver, Inc. and the University of California at Santa Cruz have partnered to build one of the 100 most powerful supercomputers in the world. Tyan is pleased to announce that their Thunder K7 platforms are at the heart of this powerful supercomputer. The Thunder K7 was the world's first platform to support dual AMD processors, and the first to utilize groundbreaking AMD chipset technology.

The supercomputer, with processing power in excess of 300 gigaflops, dubbed "UpsAnd" for the Upsilon Andromedae Planetary System, will be used to help UCSC scientists learn more about planets, stars and the universe by modeling these systems on their new supercomputer. UpsAnd consists of 132 nodes configured with 132 Thunder K7 boards, 264 Athlon MP processors, 132 gigabytes of memory and nearly 8 terabytes of storage.

"Tyan's Thunder K7 enables Racksaver (www.racksaver.com) to pack unparalleled performance into a 1U rack-optimized solution," said Paul Mecucci, director of Sales & Marketing at Racksaver. "Integrating 132 of these leading-edge servers into the UpsAnd cluster has provided UCSC scientists with the performance and scalability necessary for their advanced research."

"Leading-edge technology from Tyan and Racksaver provides the computing power and space-efficiency necessary for the advanced research being done at UC Santa Cruz", said Don Clegg, vice president of Marketing and OEM Sales at Tyan. "Tyan is extremely proud to have our Thunder K7 technology at the heart of one of the 100 most powerful supercomputers in the world".